The Global Compact on Education has been central to Pope Francis’ teaching and his dialogue with the world. His message on education is both a summary and a program illustrating what he has repeatedly said, that “to educate is an act of hope.” We and all people of good will are invited to join the Global Compact on Education, a pact to encourage change on a global scale, so that education may help create fraternity, peace, and justice.
As humanity faces pandemic and displacements, it has become even more urgent to put the person at the center of every educational process, to invest the best energy for an education of quality for all and to train people willing to serve the community and work for the common good.
Four great challenges from the Global Compact on Education are:
- human dignity and rights
- integral ecology from the point of view of Laudato Si’
- peace and citizenship
- solidarity and development
Educating young people to the fraternity, to learn to overcome divisions and conflicts, promote hospitality, justice and peace is an invitation to create a global change of mind and heart through education. Networking in this common mission has been key for systemic change.
“The Transformation of the School within the Framework of the Global Compact on Education” (English, Español, Italiano, Português), Seminar on the Formation of Educators, UISG 2021